Workout observations 2-24
I finally saw Homer Bailey throw against hitters. He looked good against a good group – Brandon Phillips, Alex Gonzalez, Edwin Encarnacion and Craig Tatum.
“I feel good,” Bailey said. “I’m prepared. I think the experience of last year will help.”
Edinson Volquez looked outstanding against Adam Dunn, Norris Hopper, Ken Griffey Jr. and Paul Bako.
“I’m going to have to turn up the fan a little bit,” Griffey said. That means pick up the bat speed.
Griffey waved at one changeup. Hopper hit one ball hard toward the end of the session. That was it.
“He’s got good stuff,” Dunn said. “A really good changeup.”
Todd Coffey, by the way, was much better in his Sunday session, but he was facing most minor leaguers – not Griffey, Dunn and Co.
Matt Belisle wins the award for worst ride. He still drives a 1996 Ford pickup with 190,000 miles on it.
“That truck makes me feel good every time I get in it,” he said.
I mentioned to him that it was worst truck I’ve ever seen for a guy in his tax bracket.
“You’re the first one to put it that way,”